Chicago Executive Board

Executive Board Chairperson: 

James Evans, Entertainment Cruises, Inc.; Executive Board Chair
Robin Lavin, The Osa Foundation; Executive Board Chair Emeritus
Benjamin Daverman, GTCR
Rick Eddington, Northern Trust
David Furlin, U.S. Trust
Maureen Lang, CEB
David Leiter, KPMG
Neil Mann, Chapman & Cutler LLP
Principal Cleophas (CJ) Rodgers, Dewey School of Excellence
Nayan Shah, Deloitte
Marta Stein, McGuireWoods LLP

Spark Chicago's Executive Board is growing! If you're interested in furthering our mission with your strategic expertise and guidance you can find more information in our Spark Chicago Executive Board Position Review. Please email our Executive Director, Kathleen St. Louis Caliento, with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.


Chicago Advisory Board

Charles Calloway, Chapman & Cutler LLP; Advisory Board Chair
Kristina Oderinde, KPMG; Advisory Board Vice Chair
Gary Axelrod, Latham & Watkins LLP
Matthew DeGrand, CEB
Elizabeth Farr, PepsiCo
Casey Hatch, BMO
Rich Hurh, LinkedIn
Matthew Kamhi, Deloitte
Kyla Kelly, Google
Tina Lambert, Tyson Foods
Matthew Lew, Artist
Gordana Radmilovic, West Monroe Partners
Collin Starkweather, Charles River Associates
Paul Warkins, EY
Anna-Claire Whitehead, Noah’s Arc Foundation

Chicago Ambassador Task Force

Jordan Shwide, Ambassador Task Force Chair, KPMG
Sydney Bulger, Career Builder
Elaine Bell, LinkedIn
Michael Berglind, Schneider Transportation
Neil Bhatt, IBM
Patsy Carey, McGuireWoods
Jax Chaudhry, Teach for America
Kristina Choo, IBM
Sarah Lux, Morningstar
Keith Ellis, United Airlines
Kelsey Gamblin, Facebook
Kristina Choo, IBM
Anna Gates, Accenture
Whitney Hansen, Bain & Co.
Melanie Stephens, PwC
Lori Smith, Ariel Investments
Jennifer Hobbs, Vibes
Lisa Holzman, Deloitte
Blair Sucher, CEB
Lindsay Horwood, Vibes
Melissa Janowicz, Groupon
Patrick Johnson, PepsiCo
Allyssa Mallerdino, Starcom Media
Derek Knight, Capgemini
Mirza Krijestorac, BMO
Gabrielle Lieberman, Mintel
Roz Skozen, Clayco
Jessica Park, KPMG
Ronak Patel, Capgemini
Shivani Pathak, KPMG
Dinesh Relwani, Boeing
Rudy Rigot, Salesforce
Leah Shirley, CEB
Caitlin Wolfe, Tyson Foods

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